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Woes Of Shopping
Posted:Nov 27, 2020 2:15 pm
Last Updated:Nov 28, 2020 3:56 am

Its Black Friday and I'm looking for good deals. About 2 years ago a major department store shut down in my area. That building then became a marketplace for many local businesses. For example, somebody is selling collectibles, another is selling home decor, one is selling homemade candles and soaps. There is a local furniture store that decided to put some of their overflow of furniture in this building.

I'm in need of a sofa and its Black Friday. So I go in and look around and actually find a sofa in my price range and the color I want. I show the woman at the front which sofa I want. I ask if they deliver, she said yes but there is a fee. No problem.

The fee is $100 to deliver and a 4% fee for using a credit card. What?! I told her I was no longer interested in buying that sofa and walked out.

I then go to a furniture store just outside of town. I look around and find a sofa on sale and its a very soft leather. I couldn't believe the sale price. I tell the guy I want that sofa and do they deliver. He said yeah and its a $25 delivery fee. He said they will call to set a time deliver. I said great and gave him my credit card. No extra fee.

My town is much like small towns. You can't buy local because they add so many fees, are already too expensive or do not have the selection. This is why people are buying online or going to larger areas with better shopping.

I wanted to buy local. I didn't want to be that bitch buying shit from Amazon, Wayfair or Overstock. But I won't be gouged either. I could easily have bought a sofa for around the same price online with free delivery. But I wanted the money I spent to stay local. The furniture store I bought from actually has 2 stores and they are always very friendly.

So there's my story on the woes of shopping.
Over The Hill. Yay or Nay?
Posted:Nov 23, 2020 12:03 am
Last Updated:Dec 1, 2020 12:35 pm

On November 24th @ 4am I will be 51 yrs old. Does that make me over the hill once I pass age 50? Should one even care? I just figure I would ask all the properly woke people out there. They definitely have the correct answer. Wouldn't want the cancel culture to cancel me for not properly identifying myself.

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Who Walks Among Us?
Posted:Nov 22, 2020 12:22 am
Last Updated:Nov 22, 2020 8:42 pm

If there are Aliens living here, who are they? How does one spot an Alien? Where do they come from that makes Earth so appealing that they would want live here? Maybe they are the rejects of their kind and got left behind? Maybe they were too dumb to figure out their way back to the ship before it was scheduled to take off? Probably a male type that couldn't read a map and refused to ask for directions. LOL

I'm at work with nothing to do and I'm bored. This is just something that crossed my mind.
When Being A Karen Works
Posted:Jul 24, 2020 7:58 am
Last Updated:Nov 27, 2020 2:35 pm

I moved into the house I bought in April. Since then I have had poor cell service. But let back up a little.

I have Verizon Wireless. I have been having issues with cell service in my hometown for the past year. I blame Verizon. Everyday was hit or miss if you got any bars. Prior to 4G, my hometown got great service. Then 4G came and there have been issues. Sometimes you have bars and sometimes you don't. Then there are the dropped calls and the whole thing being down for an unknown reason that Verizon can't explain.

So in April when I moved into my house, I noticed NO service. I thought it was my phone (it was 4 yrs old). So I bought a new one about 3 wks ago. Again, NO cell service. I can use WiFi for data, but if I try using it to call anyone, They can't hear me and hang up. This is all very frustrating.

Everywhere I go in the entire county has horrible service. So I said enough is enough. While on my vacation, I decided to complain. I could only use chat services on their website. That didn't go well.

Over 2 days I chatted with 3 different Techs that read the same fucking script. Essentially, they are trained to keep saying it is your phone. I demanded that they provide the service I for or they lower my bill substantially. That got nowhere.

So I went to the BBB and filed a complaint against Verizon. I detailed everything in the complaint. Yada Yada Yada........So now, I'm getting a signal booster at no cost . I'm hoping this works. Otherwise, I might have to try another carrier.

Lastly, when I looked through the online Verizon Community Boards I found something interesting. Someone else complaining about the exact same issue I was complaining about. The person was from Illinois and stated that Verizon has been going down hill with quality of cell service for a few years but emphatically denies it. This person claims that Verizon is purposefully reducing cell signal so they can justify new equipment and pass the cost onto the consumer.

I believe that claim. It's what all businesses do.

So you see, this is a time when being a "Karen" is working in my favor. So the Millennial and Gen Z people who are happy with shitty service AND paying for such shitty service because they don't want to be called a "Karen"........All cell phones matter.
Dear Me
Posted:Jul 18, 2020 10:32 pm
Last Updated:Jul 19, 2020 10:21 pm

Listening to someone on a dating site trying to give you advice is like the mainstream media trying to be unbiased.

Delete and block all condescending assholes. Their inadequacies are showing. Daring to shame you for being smart is NOT attractive.

There will be someone that fits the bill, eventually.

Local Date Warnings?
Posted:Jul 12, 2020 5:59 am
Last Updated:Jul 18, 2020 10:32 pm

I am curious as why Local Date put up warnings about scammers and catphishers? They've known about them from the beginnings of this site and did nothing about it. Now, there are these warnings as if say, "We here at Local Date are going continue let them on our site, but it is up you weed them out." The real warning they should put up is, "All users of this site do so at your own risk and we take NO responsibility for any wrong doing."
Free is Free
Posted:Jul 11, 2020 8:31 pm
Last Updated:Jul 12, 2020 11:35 am

I recently had 3 sheds on my property torn down. The person that did the work was not paid for his labor. Instead, he was told to take whatever materials he wanted from the tear down and make whatever he could and keep what materials he wanted for himself. Today he removed the metal and hauled it to the recycling center to get paid for that. He also took some of the gutters and down spouts for his home. Now all that is left is the wood from the sheds.

I put ads out on , Letgo and Craigslist for FREE Scrap Wood. I get these responses. Some want me too deliver the wood to them. That is a big hell no. The wood is free, come and get it yourself. People respond that they want the wood but won't commit to a date and time. people said they would be here today to get the wood, NO SHOWS.

WTF????? It's FREE wood. I see people with ads of wood for sale, but never any free wood. I never would have thought it would be this difficult to give away free wood. Lesson learned. And the wood is certainly reusable to those with the creative know how.

Vacation Sucks
Posted:Jul 10, 2020 5:23 pm
Last Updated:Jul 11, 2020 3:27 am

I have 2 days left on my vacation and nothing has gone well the entire time I have been off work.

Verizon is ignoring my pleas for help. I have spent the last 2 days trying to get them to address my cell signal. I can't make calls or receive calls from my house, but everyone else can use their phones. I even got a new phone this week and still the same shit. No signal. I have spoken to 3 people over the last 2 days and when they realize it isn't the phone, they end chat. So I made a report to the BBB. I don't know what else to do except try driving around the whole fucking county until I find an area with enough bars where I can make a call. This shit is just ridiculous.

I haven't really accomplished anything that I needed to over this vacation. My mower needs fixed and it is still under warranty. I have to take it to a repair place that is 30 miles away if I want the manufacturer to pay for the repairs.

I can't make any calls with my phone, so I can't call any refuse services to get prices on roll off containers. I really need one to get rid of a lot of crap that was left behind by the previous owner. Plus I need to remove the disgusting carpeting and foam padding so I can start refinishing the hardwood floors underneath.

I'm so fucking irritated with everyone and everything right now. Hopefully my vacay in October is better. Last year I spent my summer vacation recovering from foot surgery and then in October I had what I now believe was COVID. So my life sucks right now, how about everyone else?
Training My Whole Life
Posted:Mar 20, 2020 3:26 am
Last Updated:Mar 23, 2020 3:29 pm

I've been training for "social distancing" my whole life. Introverts unite, it's our time!
Introverts For Dummies
Posted:Oct 4, 2019 10:51 am
Last Updated:Mar 20, 2020 3:25 am

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It's Been 8+ Years
Posted:Jul 21, 2019 7:25 am
Last Updated:Oct 4, 2019 10:51 am
Little over a week ago I had the foot surgery I needed 8 years ago. I have suffered with pain and have been 3 doctors that would not treat me. The previous 3 doctors felt since they couldn't find anything wrong on my xrays, well then I must be faking the pain in order to get narcotic pain meds. What a crock of shit.

A few months ago I saw my GP for some cold related issues and he became concerned with my weight gain. I explained up about 20 I was running 6 miles a day and lifting weights 2 3 times a week. With foot pain now 24/7, I have not worked for years and I couldn't even do normal house cleaning without constantly sitting down. Just walking through the grocery store caused me agony.

I explained I had been to 3 other doctors and they just flat out refused to treat me when they couldn't see anything on an xray. He insisted I see a specialist in the practice. I obliged not expecting anything more than the treatment I had received from others. I was wrong.

This doctor was completely different. When I explained my whole foot pain history with her and all the things the other doctors made me do never helped, she said an MRI would be best. She was right.

So I had my surgery and now Non-weight bearing for a few weeks. She had to repair the tendon that attaches my second toe to the foot, shave down the second metatarsal and essentially re-position my second toe on my left foot. This is considered pretty extensive since it is all in an area is no more than a half inch.

So glad to get this done and start the healing process. Just checking one more issue off the list keeps me on edge all the time. I'm hoping to work back to my normal workout schedule by next summer. I know this will be a long road ahead. I'm 8 yrs older and doing everything I used to do may not come so easily, but I like the challenge.

The issue I have right now is staying with my elderly mother. She can't me much, but she has the shower setup I need. I've learned adapt and do things with the scooter. Driving is next and possibly going somewhere without anyone with me.

I've included a few photos of my foot from the day after surgery and today.

Hope everyone is staying cool, I'm not allowed to get in the pool so my time off sucks and I think you can stick a fork in me........I'm done!

I Found What I Was Looking For
Posted:Apr 13, 2019 4:54 am
Last Updated:Nov 23, 2020 7:57 am

I've been house hunting for the last couple of months. Not much out there in my price range. I've seen a couple of houses I think should be torn down and not really in any shape to be redone. Then the price dropped on a house that it is in the same neighborhood I grew up in. I made an appointment to see the place and my realtor said someone else had looked at the place but was having trouble getting any financing.

The property is about 1/3 of an acre and the house was built in 1968 and in my price range. So I made an offer and the seller accepted. I'm approved for my mortgage. All that is left is the mounds of paperwork and then I'm a homeowner. Seller is leaving a lawn mower, riding mower, snow blower, some furniture and household appliances. There's a wheelchair left behind, but I think I will donate that to a local organization. House is move in ready!

I can't wait to move and then adopt a dog. I've been missing having a for a long time. I haven't done yard work in a long time, but I guess it will be like riding a bike......never forget.

Hope everyone is enjoying Spring and ready for Summer!
I Pissed Someone Off{not surprising}
Posted:Mar 7, 2019 4:46 pm
Last Updated:Nov 27, 2020 2:20 pm

I made an appointment to see a house in my price range a couple of weeks ago. I saw the main floor, second floor, attic and basement. I even checked out the deck and yard outside even though there was snow every where. I talked to the listing agent a few minutes and then I left.

The next day I got a from the listing agent asking if I wanted to make an offer. I responded my agent would be in touch. Well that set off a series of texts from the listing agent, she was mad. Her last text to was, "We practice dual agency around here all the time". Yeah well, I'm not okay with that. I want someone to represent me, not the seller or an agent's bank account.

So, I'm not getting this house. She would not accept anything from me. I offered 3k more than what the market value and she wasn't budging. Basically, the house has been on the market a long time and she is lucky I offered her anything over market value. It's a small house on a very small lot. The current owners didn't finish some upgrades and others were done half-assed. The neighborhood is half renters and half owners, so there tends to be some unrest on this street from time to time. However, the neighbors on either side are quiet respectful home owners, so that was a plus.

UPDATE: This house eventually for 4K less than the listing price. That agent was just a biotch.

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